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Guide to Clinton County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Clinton County, Michigan
Map
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Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Harrisville
Courthouse
Address Clinton County Courthouse
100 E State St.
P. O. Box 69
St. Johns, MI 48879-1571

Phone: (517) 224-5140
Clinton County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage records from 1839, divorce records from
early 1800’s and court records. [1]

History

  • Named for DeWitt Clinton, U.S. Senator and Governor of New York

Parent County

1831--Clinton County was created 2 March 1831 from unoganized territory. It was attached to Kent and Shiawassee Counties prior to organization 12 March 1869. County seat St. Johns [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Michigan county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Michigan County Boundary Maps" (1790-1897) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Michigan counties see: Michigan Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: DeWitt . East Lansing . Grand Ledge . St. Johns
  • Villages: Eagle . Elsie . Fowler . Hubbardston . Maple Rapids . Ovid . Westphalia
  • Townships: Bath . Bengal . Bingham . Dallas . DeWitt . Duplain . Eagle . Essex . Greenbush . Lebanon . Olive . Ovid . Riley . Victor . Watertown . Westphalia
  • Communities: Bath . Eureka . Matherton . Shepardsville . Wacousta

Neighboring Counties

Eaton County  • Gratiot County  • Ingham County  • Ionia County  • Montcalm] County  • Saginaw County  • Shiawasse County

Clinton CountyIonia CountyMontcalm CountyGenesee CountyLivingston CountyBarry CountyEaton CountyIngham CountyShiawassee CountySaginaw CountyGratiot CountyMIClinton.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Michigan denominations, view the Michigan Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Michigan Land and Property for additional information about early Michigan land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Clinton County, Michigan. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Michigan Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Clinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clinton County.


-  <a href="1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry">1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry</a>, Company D
 


Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clinton County, Michigan newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

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Taxation

Vital Records

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Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Michigan page 344, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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